UN relief convoy hit in Lebanon refugee camp

A convoy of U.N. relief supplies was hit in renewed fighting Tuesday as it tried to enter the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr el-Bared, a relief official said, adding that there may have been at least one casualty.

UN relief convoy hit in Lebanon refugee camp
A convoy of U.N. relief supplies was hit in renewed fighting Tuesday as it tried to enter the Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr el-Bared, a relief official said, adding that there may have been at least one casualty.

The official from the U.N. Relief and Works Agency said a pickup truck and a water tanker were caught between the lines of the Lebanese army and the Fatah Islam fighters and were hit as they entered the camp.

"There may have been some casualties, at least one," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media.

"We could not distribute everything," he told AP by telephone from the entrance of the camp. He could not say which side the fire came from.

Artillery and machine gun fire echoed around a crowded Palestinian refugee camp Tuesday for a third straight day as the Lebanese government ordered the army to finish off militants holed up inside.

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